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Old February 9th, 2015, 09:52 PM
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I bought a 1994 yellow D90 some six years ago. It had 23K miles on it and has hardly cost anything to maintain except a new exhaust system in that time. Now 33+K miles. Toying with the idea of investing in a nice restoration. I am a novice and my inspection shows the driver floor board to be rusted out, bubbles at the external base of the doors and what appears to be cosmetic rust in various places like door handle enclosures, spare wheel holder etc. Sent picture to East Coast Rover in November to get an unofficial evaluation and despite calls and emails every two weeks to them, they promise but never respond to my request. They must be too busy to bother. I live in Connecticut.
Can anyone help me seek out a reputable shop who would be honest and interested in helping me with my proposed project.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 10:06 PM
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David-Post some pics up of your truck and the areas you speak of. I am sure you will get lots of helpful info on here, there are plenty of opinions and resourceful folks that can get you to the right place without having to wait in line at ECR or pay that premium.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 10:31 PM
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Folks seem happy with Mike @ North American Overland in Monroe.
He's close to you (30 miles) and quite personable.
http://www.northamericaoverland.com/
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Old February 9th, 2015, 10:45 PM
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the featured IIa in the video is my neighbors car. he's happy with their work.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 02:38 AM
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Not sure if you found a guy but someone you should know who is the LR whisperer in the town right next to you is Mike Holland of Holland Garage. Ex LR Master Tech who has his own one man shop in Guilford. I used him my 10 years living there and still take my Defender up to him from NY. Yes he's that good (and reasonable prices). He has a yard full of Defenders and Series and Discos and Ranges and so he can many times source some parts and save you $$$$.
His only issue... He is SLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW, because he is the only one doing anything to yor truck so he and only he takes responsibility for anything that might go wrong. I can dig that. So if you are patient, you will get a beautifully repaired/restored truck and learn a lot in the process. If you're in a rush then forget about it.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 06:17 AM
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SafariHP is another option, although located in FL.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 07:31 AM
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Can I suggest David at Urban Land Cruisers?









Ha just kidding! (Too soon?)
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Old March 11th, 2015, 07:34 AM
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North American Overland did a lot of work on my NAS 110 and very happy with the results..

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Folks seem happy with Mike @ North American Overland in Monroe.
He's close to you (30 miles) and quite personable.
North America Overland - Expedition vehicle outfitting for overland travel
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Old March 11th, 2015, 08:32 AM
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I've had some work done by Mike Sandone at North America Overland. Very happy with his work and he was very fair with the rate. My observation is he is well organized and very detail oriented. If I was to do a ground up restoration he would be in a very short list of candidates (without regard to distance from my home).
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Old March 11th, 2015, 04:46 PM
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Can I suggest David at Urban Land Cruisers?









Ha just kidding! (Too soon?)
I so just slow clapped for you.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 10:36 AM
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I'm having my 97 D90 Wagon restored by Rich Moody at Rover Special Vehicles in Jamestown R.I. So far, so good. I'm not on the computer much but plan to post pics..
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Old March 31st, 2015, 10:38 AM
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I'm having my 97 D90 Wagon restored by Rich Moody at Rover Special Vehicles in Jamestown R.I. So far, so good. I'm not on the computer much but plan to post pics..
I've likewise heard he does good work, and usually has some cool trucks there. What are you having him do to it?
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Old March 31st, 2015, 10:49 AM
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New galvy frame and pretty much everything touching it except the engine and the axles. Actually the engine had attention towards a few things too, valley gasket/timing chain/complete tune etc. I've owned since new and as my daily driver, it was time.

Looking for an ARB 3432090 bullbar and some side steps for her currently as the project is coming to an end now that it's back together.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 10:51 AM
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Old March 31st, 2015, 10:58 AM
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Looking for an ARB 3432090 bullbar and some side steps for her currently as the project is coming to an end now that it's back together.

There were some great internet deals going on and lucky 8 was offering a special on this. Check Erik.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 11:21 AM
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I'll start a new thread with the project but meanwhile here are few pics. (Oh, i need an AC condenser too--). Pretty happy with these guys.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 12:35 PM
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I have not had any work done by Mike (North American overland), but I have seen his work, and been to his place and everything looked good, plus he is a great guy, his shop is very organized and has a bunch of stuff on hand. I'm up the road in Ridgefield if you need anything.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 12:54 PM
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http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...-hp-59599.html

an interesting read.
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Old April 3rd, 2015, 05:12 AM
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I'm having my 97 D90 Wagon restored by Rich Moody at Rover Special Vehicles in Jamestown R.I. So far, so good. I'm not on the computer much but plan to post pics..
I have been there a few times. Nice guy, I had good talks with him and yes very cool vehicles on site. Your pics look nice. GLW the rest of your restoration
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Old April 9th, 2015, 01:30 AM
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Any body have rough estimates on cost. I realize that is a broad questions. But lets say everything is either cleaned up, replaced or rebuilt. Things like paint, new window seals, new interior carpets, seat covers and so forth.
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